Deposition Basics

Back to Basics! 
When Tiger Woods practices his swing thousands and thousands of times, he's getting back to basics.  When you as a court reporter take one of our court reporting quizzes, you're getting back to basics.

Deposition Basics
We just created a brand new quiz entitled, Deposition Basics. What's the purpose of the admonition? What is a stipulation? What do you do if ??? Here is a sample list of the quiz questions.  Check these out and then test your knowledge.  Have fun!

  • When can the court reporter interrupt the deposition?
  • If the witness responds with a positive Uh-huh, you as the court reporter should write --
  • If the witness responds with a negative Huh-uh, you as the court reporter should write --
  • When in doubt about when to go off the record, you should -- 
  • You may go off the record when --
  • If one of the attorneys wants to go off the record but not everyone seems to agree, you must --
  • If the attorney who hired you wants to go off the record but the opposing counsel disagree, you must --
  • What are some common deposition objections?
  • If a witness is speaking too softly, you may -- 
  • When people speak too quickly during a deposition, you may --
  • The football time out signal is a great way to indicate you need a break
  • A great way to interrupt a deposition is to verbally repeat the last few words spoken
  • If two people attempt to speak at the same time, you should -- 
  • If an attorney reads from his/her own documents at a rapid pace and the documents are not going to be entered as exhibits, you may --
  • When dealing with exhibits, it is important to ask --
  • It is your job to keep track of the exhibits.  If an attorney borrows an exhibit that has been marked for the record --
  • When reading back the record, it is important to -- 
  • It is a good idea to always be aware of what is going on in the proceeding

Friday, December 28, 2007

Todd Olivas

Todd Olivas is a court reporter and entrepreneur.
He founded TO&A in 2003.

  Comment by callie | Sunday, March 16, 2014
can you put some quizzes

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